Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine: Number 38
Marine enzymes for biocatalysis: Sources, biocatalytic characteristics and bioprocesses of marine enzymes
by Antonio Trincone
Marine bioprospecting is a highly topical subject, but, as yet, the marine ecosystem is a relatively unexplored source of natural bioactive substances with potential therapeutic activity. This book addresses the use of marine enzymes in biocatalysis.
The author, a leading sciencist within academic and industrial fields, initially examines the nature and level of interest in marine biological diversity, and outlines the fundamentals of biocatalysis. He details sources of marine enzymes and analyzes examples from both chemical and stereochemical viewpoints of catalysis, including microbial enzymes and animal or plant sources before exploring the future potential of marine bioprospecting in biocatalysis.
-Offers a molecular view which fully explains the enzymatic aspects of reactions, particularly regarding biocatalytic characteristics and descriptions of bioprocesses
-Describes methods to help avoid destructive, large-scale collections of marine biomass for enzyme production